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      We are back

      After 5 weeks down under in Oz and NZ we have returned to the UK with the urge to go back permanently.

      We liked Adelaide, ChCh,Havelock,Lake Taupo, and Bethlehem nr Tauranga amongst others.

      Now what oh what is our plan now that we have a goal ?
      Anyone with any advice for a soon to be 53 year old please add them on here.
      TIA

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      Welcome back Tony, can you emigrate to Oz at your age lol.

      Been very quiet without you here, not dure where the others have gone.

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      Welcome back!

      I thought there was an age limit and I was under the impression it's 45 which I'm sure is not what you want to hear.

      I'm guessing the website below should help?
      http://www.immi.gov.au/

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      Yes there is an age limit of 45, but there are also non age specific visas .
      there's also the over55 visa for retirement.....i think

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      Yes but the retirement one needs you to have $750,000 before you can retire in Oz Tony
      thats what i was told by Matilda.

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      when the exchange rate goes back up to 3 to the $1 we will be quids in:-)

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      Good to see you back Mr Detective. Now to just start you planning to the Aussie World eh!

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      Quote Originally Posted by thearmchairdetective View Post
      when the exchange rate goes back up to 3 to the $1 we will be quids in:-)
      You'll be lucky mate. Now its 3 years since you returned (making you 56!!!) so have you decided what you will do? Armchair Pom or real Pom? The clocks ticking mate.
      it happens a lot everywhere in the world...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Andy Chapman View Post
      Yes but the retirement one needs you to have $750,000 before you can retire in Oz Tony
      thats what i was told by Matilda.
      Wow thats jumped up!!!
      It used to be $500,000
      You have to be pretty rich to have the government hold that money for however long and still have enough to come to Oz.

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      Quote Originally Posted by thearmchairdetective View Post
      After 5 weeks down under in Oz and NZ we have returned to the UK with the urge to go back permanently.

      We liked Adelaide, ChCh,Havelock,Lake Taupo, and Bethlehem nr Tauranga amongst others.

      Now what oh what is our plan now that we have a goal ?
      Anyone with any advice for a soon to be 53 year old please add them on here.
      TIA
      Hi Mr Detective
      If I was you I'd think twice about it and choose somewhere where there is less xenophobia; cost of living, especially housing, way too high to even think of retiring, even having moved when pound was at $3; pension will run out before you can say Boo and there is a real ageism problem, especially for Poms, here in employment.
      We are ping ponging back to Europe to retire with Euro in our favour, at least I can get proper beer there.

     

     
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